CLADmag 2015 issue 3
On the cover: Philippe Starck
On His ‘Inflatable’ French Health Club
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Editor’s Letter: Linear parks enrich us
The creation of linear parks in cities is an exciting trend that can boost mental health, generate investment and help mitigate the effects of climate change, says Liz Terry
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CLAD people: Sean Mulryan
On his plans for the London 'sky pool'
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CLAD people: Ario Ferri
Installing sleeping capsules on the side of a Peruvian cliff
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CLAD people: Gary Neville
The next phase for the Manchester sport-themed hotel
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CLAD people: Carsten Höller
Playful installations from the Belgian artist
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CLAD people: Clodagh
The designer of Six Senses' first European resort
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CLAD update:
A round up of the latest design and architecture news from across the globe
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Culture: Moreau Kusunoki
The shock winners of the competition to design the Guggenheim Helsinki have kept a low profile – until now. Magali Robathan goes to Paris to meet them
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Architecture trends: Dive in
Kath Hudson talks to Italian architect Emanuele Boaretto about building the world’s deepest diving pool to regenerate both his own spa resort and the region
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Hospitality: New meets old
Across Japan, architects are giving traditional ryokans a modern makeover with surprising results. We take a look
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Interview: Fabio Scacciavillani
The Oman Investment Fund’s chief economist talks us through plans to redefine Oman as a high end leisure and tourism destination
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Interview: A sense of place
The Isola delle Rose has a rich history and an enviable location. Matteo Thun knew he had to capitalise on both with the design of the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
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CLADmag 2015 issue 3
On the cover: Philippe Starck
On His ‘Inflatable’ French Health Club

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Health & Fitness: Pumped up
Philippe Starck has gone back to his roots with his ‘inflatable’ health club in Marseille, France. We take a look around
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Attractions: Banksy’s Dismaland
It generated massive amounts of hype, as well as an estimated £20m for Weston- Super-Mare, but was Banksy’s Dismaland worth a visit? We found out
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Project Preview: Stargazing
Ennead partner Thomas Wong tells us how he looked to the skies for inspiration for the winning Shanghai Planetarium design
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Trends: Outdoor pools
Across the world, cities are opening up their harbours and pools for community swimming. We take a look at some planned and completed projects
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Attractions: Biomuseo
A year on from the opening of Frank Gehry’s museum of biodiversity in Panama, we speak to the people who made it happen
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Urban Regeneration: This is Miami
It’s always been a city with a big personality and the new projects taking shape in Miami are as bold and ambitious as ever. Alice Davis investigates
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CLADkit:
Build technology inspired by the water spider, new products from Zaha Hadid and robots printing a steel bridge in Amsterdam... a look at what’s hot
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Profile: John Rhodes
John Rhodes
"It’s about the celebration of people coming together. If you can manage that well, a venue can become very special"

HOK has been tasked with designing a truly flexible arena for Valencia. John Rhodes is up for the challenge

The Muraka Undersea Villa in the Maldives
"The Norwegian coast inhabits such beauty"

The world’s most ambitious underwater buildings

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Detroit’s Centennial Park will include a cove with a beach for swimming
Van Valkenburgh studied landscape architecture and fine arts at Cornell University and the University of Illinois
"Building a park is the ultimate act of democracy"

The US landscape architect on why the Obamas are his kind of clients

CLAD people: Hannah Beachler
"I fell in love with Zaha Hadid"

Black Panther set designer Hannah Beachler

The playground at Dokk1 was a seminal project
Ole Barslund Nielsen founded Monstrum in 2003 with Christian Jensen. The two met when working in theatre scenography
"Failing and falling can be a good thing"

How his background in theatre set design inspired Ole Barslund Nielsen to create playgrounds with a difference

features
Bakos joined Champalimaud in December 2012. He previously worked for the Rockwell Group
"Construction is one of the largest generators of landfill waste, so it is important to create spaces that transcend trends"

It’s time for a new approach to sustainability, argues Champalimaud’s managing director

The Jiricna-designed Jewellery Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London features a showstopping spiral staircase
Jiricna moved to London for a placement in 1968. She was unable to return to the Czech Republic for two decades
"I look back now and think, how did I have the courage?"

The Czech-born architect on working with Richard Rogers, her friendship with Zaha Hadid and why she turned down Steve Jobs

Sustainable projects include the University of Washington’s Life Sciences building and the Philips Academy, Snyder Centre
Din has worked on a range of sustainability-focused projects
"It’s imperative the architecture profession takes a proactive approach to tackling the realities of climate change"

Perkins+Will’s new sustainability director

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BD Barcelona Design reveals Cristallo by the late Alessandro Mendini
Cristallo was the last design from acclaimed designer and architect Alessandro Mendini
Lauren Heath-Jones
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Mater partners with Ditzel family to create eco-friendly furniture using reclaimed plastic
The furniture uses plastic from recycled fishing nets
Lauren Heath-Jones
Mater, an ethical design brand based in Denmark, has launched a furniture collection made from plastic reclaimed from the ocean. ...
David Rockwell partners with Jim Thompson for dream-inspired fabric collection
Rockwell has designed 12 multi-use fabrics inspired by dreams with long-time collaborator Jim Thompson
Lauren Heath-Jones
Renowned architect David Rockwell has created a collection of fabrics with long-time collaborator Jim Thompson. Called Dreams, the collection was ...
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Volvo partners with Reef Lab Designs to encourage ocean biodiversity
The tiles are made from marine-grade concrete and recycled plastic fibres
Lauren Heath-Jones
Car manufacturer Volvo has partnered with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and Reef Design Lab to create an environmentally-friendly ...
Baux creates plant-based acoustic panels
Baux has worked with scientists from the Royal Institute of Technology to create Baux Acoustic Pulp, a plant-derived acoustic solution
Lauren Heath-Jones
Baux, an acoustic products brand based in Sweden, has developed a line of biodegradable acoustic panels, using a plant-based material ...
Water inspires Zaha Hadid Design x Rosenthal collaboration
The collection consists of three smaller collections: Weave, Strip and Lapp. Weave was inspired by 'the fluid lines of Zaha Hadid's sketching hand'
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Zaha Hadid Design has partnered with porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal to create a new collection of vases. Called the Lapp collection, ...
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Alusid's Sequel collection combines craftsmanship and sustainability says founder
The Sequel collection is billed as the 'most waste-efficient and sustainable' on the market
Lauren Heath-Jones
Alusid, a creator of eco-friendly surfaces, has partnered with Parkside to launch the Sequel range, the brand's first collection of ...
Paul Kelley pushes 'technical boundaries' with modular furniture cube system
The system is designed to enable users to create multifunctional, adaptable pieces, where they are in complete control of the design and function of their furniture
Lauren Heath-Jones
British designer Paul Kelley has created a modular magnetic cube furniture system that enables users to create multifunctional, adaptable pieces, ...
Tom Dixon Studio to relaunch iconic Pylon chair
Pylon was first designed more than 20 years ago
Lauren Heath-Jones
Originally conceived in his metal workshop in the early 90's, the Pylon chair was Dixon's attempt to create the world's ...